Denver Legal Separation & Marital Agreement Lawyers
Is Legal Separation Ever a Good Idea in Colorado?
Legal separation is basically handled the same as divorce, but it will not formally end your marriage. If you ever want to marry again, you would have to go back and seek a divorce. As with a divorce, a legal separation includes division of assets and debt, consideration of spousal maintenance, and all aspect of parental responsibilities if minor children are involved. Additionally, legally separating from your spouse may open the door for grandparents to seek visitation rights of your child.
Rarely is there a reason to file for legal separation, though each relationship has unique dynamics. When the separation is relatively amicable, you and your spouse may be able to work out an arrangement to keep a spouse on health insurance. Religious concerns may be another reason you would seek a legal separation.
Will a Marital Agreement Limit Your Options?
All too often, mistakes are made in the drafting and finalizing of prenuptial or postnuptial agreements. At Kaplan Law L.L.C., we can review any marital agreement and advise how it could impact your divorce. These contracts are rarely airtight, dovetailing with another aspect of our practice—legal malpractice. If another attorney made a serious error that leaves you financially exposed there could be remedies.
It is always best to get legal advice as soon as possible when you are considering whether to end a marriage. Our lawyers can answer any timing questions related to filing and explain the process.
Consult a Denver Family Law Attorney
If your marriage is over, or you are not sure if it is over, contact one of our attorneys to discuss what legal strategy might best accomplish your goals. Our attorneys can explain the differences between divorce and separation in more detail. We can also explain how a marital agreement might affect your options, and if there already is such an agreement, we can advise you on the expected enforceability of that agreement and its impact on your future.
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